The Mega Millions jackpot has reached an unprecedented $1.55 billion, making it the largest jackpot in the game’s history. This incredible sum came about after no winning tickets were sold in Friday’s drawing, leading to a significant increase in the prize money. If someone were to win the upcoming drawing, they would have the choice between a lump sum payment of $757.2 million before taxes or the annuity option.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are incredibly slim, approximately one in 302.58 million. However, this hasn’t deterred hopeful players from trying their luck. Since the last jackpot winner, at least 62 tickets have matched all five white balls. This gives players some hope of potentially achieving the life-changing win.
Tuesday night will be the next drawing, and anticipation is building as the estimated jackpot would surpass the previous Mega Millions record of $1.537 billion, which was set in October 2018. The Los Angeles area seems to have been especially lucky in recent months, with multiple big lottery wins. In February, someone won the largest U.S. lottery jackpot of $2.04 billion, followed by another impressive $1.08 billion jackpot in January.
It’s worth noting that Mega Millions tickets are sold in most states across the country, excluding Alabama, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, and Nevada, as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additionally, half of the proceeds from each ticket sold support designated good causes and retailer commissions, making it a win-win situation for all involved.
Drawings for the Mega Millions take place at 11 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesdays and Fridays. As the jackpot continues to grow and capture the nation’s attention, many will be eagerly awaiting the next drawing, hoping to become the lucky winner of this historic jackpot.
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